Plumbing Board

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1. Purpose

A board to be known as the "city plumbing board" is hereby created for the purpose of licensing plumbers and to adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of plumbing equipment and to ensure the safety of life and property within the City of Grand Forks.

2. Members; Terms

The board shall consist of the city engineer, the city plumbing inspector who shall serve as executive secretary and three (3) other members to be appointed by the city council for a period of two (2) years each, or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
The term of office of the three (3) appointive members shall expire on the same day as now prescribed for the expiration of terms of the appointive officers in the city. The three (3) members appointed shall consist of two (2) master plumbers with at least five (5) years' practical experience and one (1) journeyman plumber with at least five (5) years' practical experience.

3. Duties

The city plumbing board shall select from its members a chair, adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of plumbing, prepare examination tests, conduct examinations, issue licenses to persons qualified or who pass the prescribed tests and examinations, and otherwise manage its affairs to ensure and promote the safety of life and property within the City of Grand Forks. If the city plumbing inspector requires an examination, the fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for either a master or journeyman.

4. Members

  • Ed Krogfoss
    Master Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020
  • Kurt Gamache
    Master Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

  • Kevin Lizakowski
    Journeyman Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020


Bev Collings   Email
Inspections Department - 746-2631

Special City Council Meeting

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Monday, March 30, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers



                Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date and time.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, this meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC.  As a result, limited space will be available in the City Council Chambers.  Members of the public are strongly encouraged to view the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item, public hearing or citizen requests should submit their comments to All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.


1.         CALL TO ORDER


2.         ACTION ITEMS


2.1 Flood Response Situational Update (City Engineer Al Grasser)

     a) Administrative Flood Fight Actions

     b) Flood Fight Action Listing

     c) Flood Protection Limits

     d) Incident Command Structure


2.2 COVID-19 Situational Update (Public Health Director Debbie Swanson)

     a) Human Resource Impacts Update (Human Resource Director Tangee Bouvette)

     b) Financial Impacts Update (Finance Director Maureen Storstad)

     c) Community/Economic Development Impacts Update (Community Development Director Meredith Richards)


2.3 Other City Administrative Updates


3.         ADJOURNMENT

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